The last time I was in my local fabric store, CLOTH, I picked up some black ponte knit to make up another pair of pants, just like my brown ones I blogged about HERE, but then my order came from the lovely Australian pattern company Style Arc, and my fabric said, please make me up into the Sunday Walking Pants. Really it did, doesn’t your fabric talk to you?
So that is just what I did, and boy am a happy with this pattern.
It is a lovely pattern. No fiddling with anything. Just cut it out and sew it up. Yay!
Here is the side view.
I was expecting them to be a bit looser, more like the picture on the envelop, but it is okay that they are not. You can’t see the side panel because I didn’t use contrasting fabric, but it is there and makes a cute styling detail in real life.
Mandatory back view….snug, but still okay, I think….at least Mr. asIsewit says they are fine. Just fine.
Here you can see the waistband and the side panel. I did not insert the optional cord, nor did I make the pockets.
This was a nice pattern to sew up. Easy, well drafted, nice fit. I did change a few things. I found sewing a casing for the elastic was easier than the way the pattern sheet said to insert it. I also wanted a nice non-bulky seam where the waistband attached to the pants (3 layers of fabric). Instead of the 1/4″ seam, I stitched a 3/8″ seam. I didn’t properly grade the seam, as I wanted to overlock it. So I trimmed the middle fabric layer of the seam to reduce the bulk, overlocked the seam with my serger and then top stitched the seam allowance down. I like how it turned out. One more thing I did…..
I stitched a pretty little ribbon to the center back, so I could easily find the front and the back.
I am loving my little black dress. I wore it to church this morning, and got Mr. asIsewit to take a couple photos so you could see it on a real person, not just my dressform.
I think I am done with black stuff now. Moving on toward more spring like colors.
Well I can’t leave you with a picture of my backside, so here is a photo of my girl Kate.
As always, thanks for stopping by!